What is the Human Genome, and how does this affect me?
Genes are made up of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) and are the template to make proteins. We have two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent.
Human DNA consists of over 3 billion nucleotide base pairs, more than 99% of which are identical in each us. The remainder contains small variations known as SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms).